As schools break up for Easter, Ofsted offer this present. Taken from the evaluation surveys they conduct after each Section 5 inspection, they have concluded overwhelmingly that school leaders found the process useful.
- Nearly all leaders would take the inspection recommendations to improve their schools.
- 92% found the process fair and accurate, and that the demands of inspection were reasonable.
- Whatever the costs, 82% found the benefits outweighed them.
- Nearly 4/5 said that their inspection confirmed the actions they were already taking to improve their schools.
Ofsted does not collect similar responses from school teachers, who might be expected to take a less positive view of the process.
The full report is here